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Yangtse River entering Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yangtse River entering Tiger Leaping Gorge ( Hutiao Xia )


The Yangtze river (also known as Yangtse, Yangzi or Jinsha Jiang)

is one of the longest rivers in China

and passes between the Haba Shan and Yulong Xueshan mountains

through one of the deepest gorges in the world.

The gorge is 16 km long and

there is a 3900 metre drop from the mountain tops to the river.

A statue of a jumping tiger is at the narrowest point of the gorge.

 

Rapids of Yangtse River in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yangtse River Rapids in Tiger Leaping Gorge

 

Rapids of Yangtse River in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yangtse River Rapids in Tiger Leaping Gorge

 

Yangtse River in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yangtse River in Tiger Leaping Gorge

 

Rickshaw on Walkway through Tiger Leaping Gorge

Rickshaw on Walkway through Tiger Leaping Gorge

 

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge beneath the Yulong Xueshan mountains

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